American and English diasporic children’s literature plays a fundamental role in unconsciously reproducing the category of Self as white and male, and the rest of humankind as “Other.” Recent attempts to shift consciousness away from this include the hashtag #ownvoices coined on Twitter in 2015 by Corinne Duyvis, to use, she explains, “for whatever marginalized/diverse identity you want…and for whatever genre, category or form of art you want. As long as the protagonist and the author share a marginalized identity.” Of course, one marginalized identity no adult can share is that of a child. Still, we speak for children from their narrative viewpoints.
CALL FOR PAPERS
No Country for Old Men?
Ageing Masculinities in Irish Life & Culture
NUI Galway,June 3-4th 2020
EXTENDED Proposal Deadline: 31 January 2020
In an age of technological growth, globalization, and neoliberalism, the ways we build trust are being dramatically transformed. Simultaneously, funding for education has become subject to market- and data-driven directives, neglecting the needs of vulnerable communities and ecologies. How do we learn to trust and trust in learning when our communities and connections are increasingly distant, ephemeral, and mediated? How do we avoid falling to game-theoretically governed social, economic, and informatic relations? What aspects of trust are under-considered in efforts for learning and change? Where are the flows of trust in above/below-ground networks (institutions, organizations, grassroots movements, communities of practice, etc.)?
CALL FOR PAPERS – SPRING 2020
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
Posthuman Praxis of ‘human’
In posthuman theory we do have an obligation, but it is never what we think it is, because the ethical event cannot be known in advance… Posthuman Ethics shows we cannot ‘do’ ethics, and evaluate whether something was as ethical or not as we would hope.
-- Patricia MacCormack
Postwar Area Literature Group
CFPs for the 2020 American Literature Association Conference
The Postwar Area Literature Group invites abstract submissions for our panels at the 2020 meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego on May 21-24, 2020. We will host two panels this year; please see the full CFPs below.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Republic of Tunisia
The Higher Institute of Applied Studies in the Humanities of Mahdia, University of Monastir in partnership with “l’Association de la Creation Culturelle” organize an international conference on
Humor in Arts and Pedagogy
April 16-17, 2020
The Medieval at Home: Domesticity in the Middle Ages
The Medieval Studies Program at Cornell University is pleased to announce its thirtieth annual graduate student colloquium, which will take place on the 15th of February 2020 at the A.D. White House on Cornell’s Ithaca, NY campus.
Call for Papers
What’s in a Word?: Literature in Language Learning
Editors: Rogério Miguel Puga (NOVA FCSH), Ana Gonçalves Matos (NOVA FCSH) and Ana Bela Almeida (University of Liverpool).
Publishers: CTELL (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom) and CETAPS (NOVA FCSH, Portugal).
In the spirit of deepening and broadening its roots, TitanCon 2020 is adding a formal academic track to its programming. The convention began as a collaboration between the Brotherhood Without Banners, who wanted to put on a fan convention for Game of Thrones, the Belfast SF/F society The Other Ones, who wanted to put on an SF/F convention, and Arkham Gaming Centre, who wanted to put on a gaming convention. In keeping with that spirit, our theme “On the Shoulders of Giants” hopes to encourage that spirit of collaboration.
Future Horizons: Canadian Literature and Public Debate in the Digital Age
McMaster University | Hamilton, ON | May 28–29, 2020
2020 New England Graphic Medicine Conference
Call for Papers
MARCH 26-28, 2020
[Deadline: January 10, 2020]
Graphic Medicine is a genre, a field, a tool, a community, and a cause. It is large enough to accommodate all health and medical experiences, from that of the doctor to that of the patient – from that of a microbe to that of a planet.
Literary Association of Nepal (LAN)
39th International Conference
Lumbini 1-2 March 2020
In collaboration with
Lumbini Buddhist University
Conference Theme: The Spiritual in Literature
Presentations will also include a broad range of literary and linguistic topics such as Buddhist literature, literature in English, literature in other languages, literary theories, regional literature, translation literature, Nepali literature, comparative literature, creative writing, performance studies -- among others.
Computational Creativity (or CC) is a discipline with its roots in Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Engineering, Design, Psychology and Philosophy that explores the potential for computers to be autonomous creators in their own right. ICCC is an annual conference that welcomes papers on different aspects of CC, on systems that exhibit varying degrees of creative autonomy, on frameworks that offer greater clarity or computational felicity for thinking about machine (and human) creativity, on methodologies for building or evaluating CC systems, on approaches to teaching CC in schools and universities or to promoting societal uptake of CC as a field and as a technology, and so on.
Panned by critics during its initial release, Friday the 13th is arguably the quintessential American slasher. With an iconic villain, Jason Voorhees, an instantly identifiable location, Camp Crystal Lake, and a rabid fan base that expresses its adoration for the franchise through everything from clothing to tattoos, its presence in the popular zeitgeist nearly 40 years later speaks to its unique staying power. The film has generated countless sequels, inspired a comic book and a television series, and even resulted in a survival horror video game; yet, there is a surprising dearth of scholarship devoted to the franchise.
The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of the University of Texas at Dallas will hold its eleventh annual graduate symposium on February 22, 2020 at the UTD campus in Richardson, Texas. The RAW: Research, Art, and Writing Conference is organized by and for students and offers an opportunity for scholars to share their work and ideas with peers across the humanities disciplines.
As interdisciplinary scholars, what is our role in the representation of origins and legacies?
The Comics Circle at the American Literature Association is pleased to co-sponsor the following panel at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference from May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego (https://americanliteratureassociation.org/). We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal and/or helping us to spread the word.
Periodicals, Protest, and the South: Periodicals--especially those addressed to regional or other focused communities--have long been credited as potent political forces for organizing social protest movements and collectives. From radical New Orleans abolitionist papers to contemporary university publications, southern periodicals have helped to articulate and circulate protests against racism, economic exploitation, institutionalized inequality, and many other social ills.
“Other Voices: Redefining the Humanities”
Call for Proposals
The Enlightened Nightscape 1700-1830
DEADLINE EXTENDED: NEW DEADLINE--DECEMBER 22, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS: CAAS at Congress 2020
Western University, May 30-June 1, 2020
The Canadian Association for American Studies invites paper proposals for our 2020 conference, which will be held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. Applicants may submit a proposal to one of our CAAS-sponsored panels or roundtables (listed below), or to our General CFP.
Deadline for Paper Proposals: ~NEW DEADLINE: DECEMBER 22, 2019~
February 29, 2020
University of Pennsylvania
The DVMA invites 250-word abstracts for 20-minute talks or 5-minute flash presentations by graduate students in any discipline and on any topic that pertains to medieval studies. Global medieval submissions are welcome and encouraged!
Proposed chapter abstracts are invited for a volume entitled Teaching English Language Variation in the Global Classroom: Ideas and Activities from Teachers and Linguists. This collection is a follow-up to the 2019 Routledge volume Teaching Language Variation in the Classroom: Strategies and Models from Teachers and Linguists (https://www.routledge.com/Teaching-Language-Variation-in-the-Classroom-S...).
The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi invites you to come celebrate the 20th anniversary of our Isom Student Gender Conference, which will be held March 18-20 in Oxford, MS. Our conference theme for spring 2020 is Crossing Borders. It is a timely topic and one that has always been at the forefront of inquiry in Gender Studies. One of the earliest scholars to question arbitratry lines of demarcation was Gloria Anzaldua. In her work Borderlands/ La Frontera, she draws upon her experience of growing up in Texas and uses it as a lens to theorize how:
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2nd International Conference on Intersemiotic Translation
TRANSMEDIAL TURN? POTENTIALS, PROBLEMS, AND POINTS TO CONSIDER
8-11 December 2020, University of Tartu, Estonia
Irina Rajewsky, Free University of Berlin
Thomas Leitch, University of Delaware
Anthony Pym, University of Melbourne
Peeter Torop, University of Tartu
Resources for American Literary Study, a biannual journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, is inviting submissions for 2020. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom.
The 92nd annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association will take place November 13-15, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, Florida. This year's theme, as designed by SAMLA President Adrienne Angelo, is Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.
Cornell EGSO 2020 Conference: ProximityMarch 6th - 7th, 2020Call for Proposals:
As knowledge travels through time and space, proximity emerges as an increasingly important category for critical inquiry. How does our understanding of proximity change our intellectual landscape? What issues seem distant from us? Which objects, texts, or historical moments feel more proximate in the present? How does the idea of proximity shape our understanding of political, economic, ecological, and social issues? Whether addressing the position of the humanities with regard to geopolitical conflicts or the ways in which history becomes entangled with the present, matters of closeness and distance must be considered urgent intellectual problems.